Mapping the Hostage Taking

The Brits just released this map to show where the Iranians took their guys and gal. No surprise, but interesting to see the details.

The sad part of all this is that the British Navy looked on while all this went down, when they might well have taken steps to defend their people. Clearly they were told to avoid an "international incident". Right about now, I wouldn't want much to be a British sailor patrolling in hostile territory.

This comes on the news that the British Navy is scaling back its force and may soon have no more an international presence than the Belgian Navy. Sad, but apparently true.

America Alone, indeed.